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when i was little my older sister told me that if you open your eyes in the dark you would immediately go blind. for the longest time when we played hide and seek i would only hide in light places (horrible hide and seek strategy) and when i finally worked up the courage i would hide in dark places but keep my eyes squeezed shut really tight until she found me. i didnt open my eyes in the dark until i was about 13
I used to believe that the plastic cups in my house had a family of cups and they did'nt like to be on the same shelf in the cupboard as the glasses because they kept to themselves. ha
When I was little and my dad would start a fire, he told me he had to take the logs with him everywhere he went and blow on them until they had enough oxygen to explode into a fire. I believed him for the longest time.
i always wondered how 'stuff' got its name. i imagined god sitting on a stool next to a pile of 'stuff' with a few angels scratching their heads in wonder. they would pick up an item and declare, "this will be called toilet paper" and "from now on this is a pan" and "this is taffy and it is sweet".
One time I left the hose running in the front yard and couldn't turn it off, so I ran inside crying thinking the world was going to flood.
When I first saw a reference to the drawing room in a book that I was reading, I thought it was a room where you drew pictures.
when i was smaller and had the fan on, the curtains would move, and i could swear i had magical powers that could move stuff, but only curtains cuz they werent heavy
My dad got the most post in our house (mainly bills of course!) and it all came in those plain white envelopes with the plastic window so you could see the printed address. I therefore believed all post I sent got changed into those envelopes at the post office, so refused to use a letter writing set with pictures on the envelopes when I wrote to my grandma in Australia.
when i was little i used to believe that when you got directions from someone over the phone, instead of just writing it down, i thought a little piece of paper with the directions on it came out of the phone.
When I was little i was at the babysitters house and standing on the patio looking at the grass, for some reason i said it looked like the sea. So they all told me it was and that there were sharks in it. Being about 3 years old, i believed them and didnt touch the grass for months.
I used to believe that matches would spontaneously burst into flames if I or any other kid touched them. They were these scary things that only adults held the power to control. That Smokey the Bear had me scared.
My mom use to make me vacuum our house all the time. She told me if i stopped vacuuming the carpet would catch on fire.... I believed it.
I used to believe that alligators would jump up out of drain grates and eat you-my brother told me when i was four. I was gullible.
There was a man behind the refridgerator!
I used to believe that a person could fall into shadows. There was one really scary shadow at my grandma's house that extended across the sidewalk when it got dark out and the porch light went on. I had to very carefully jump over it everytime I left her house, and I didn't dare try to cross it if I was alone.
When I was young, I used to think that a "problem" was an actual, physical object. Whenever my parents said something along the lines of "we have a problem", I would searching around the house for the problem so I could throw it away. :)
When i was very young, i used to think that the washing machine emptied the clothes into the dryer on it's own. needless to say i was very surprised when my mom taught me how to do laundry in 7th grade!
I used to think all grown ups had a button they pressed when kids werent there that changed the whole
House onto a party with colored lights and music. I always wondered why I never woke up to the loud music
My parents had me convinced that in every garage there was a light switch for the sun, and that once a week they had to go out in the garage and turn off the sun at night. They even let me do it sometimes.
I used to believe that the if I watched the microwave as it was working that it would explode. Hence I would run out of the kitchen immediately upon hitting "start".